Music to My Ears: A Song-Writing Competition

by , Thursday May 17, 2018
Music to My Ears: A Song-Writing Competition

Music to My Ears: A Song-Writing Competition

It's time for a new competition you can really tune in to...



Summer is upon us and it's that wonderful time of year to be outside or off with friends enjoying the weather and some free time. Undoubtedly part of the summertime merriment involves listening to your favorite tunes and this is where our new competition comes in. We love music, anything audio really :) and we can see that the future of storytelling will be more audio-centered as we all plug in our headphones, turn on our favorite radio station, or strum out some chords on the guitar.


Have you ever thought of your own lyrics? Do you love writing & playing your own songs? Music takes many forms and we love encouraging our movellians to write something a little different, have some fun while doing it, and get the chance to win cool prizes.


So calling all song-writers, lyric lovers, and avid music listeners - we have a competition for you. It's time to put your creative caps on and start making music! You have 8 weeks to think about your song, write the lyrics, and compose your entry.



How to Participate

To take part in this writing competition, follow the rules below.


1. Your entry/song needs to be 100% original, so your lyrics should come from the heart (or your brain:) 


2. DO NOT COPY another song, tune, or chorus because that would be claiming something that is not yours. Songs can be similar or inspired by your favorite album, artist, etc. but the writing needs to be your own.


3. YOU MAY co-work or fly solo; just make a note of that in the description.

Only written entries for this one so this means no covers or fanart unfortunately. However, if you prefer to come up with your own song and film you playing or singing the song, that is alright too, your entry would just need to include a video of the song. 


5. Have fun! 




The winning entries will be shared on Movellas' social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.)


1st place will receive a hardcover copy of the new novel Love Songs & Other Lies​ by Jessica Pennington, or a $20 Amazon gift card!


2nd place will receive I Am Your Songwriting Journal by Danny Tieger, or a $15 Amazon gift card.


3rd place will receive a hardcover copy of This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab, which is also the first book in the Monsters of Verity series (or a $15 Amazon gift card).



Whip out those instruments, start humming those tunes, and put your song-writing caps on - it's Summer, it's for the love of music, and it's time to jam.




Open globally

Multiple entries allowed (maximum - 3)

You may not update your entry/movella once the competition deadline has passed.

You may not use the same movella in future competitions.

You may not use a movella that has already been published in other competitions.

Check out the Competition FAQs for more..
NOTE: Covers must use resources licensed under CC0, or Public Domain.

Thanks to fantasygirl1 for helping design this competition and Adison for creating the banner!


The competition deadline is Friday, July 20 2018 (20:00 PST)

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Important dates

Start date
Thursday May 17, 2018
End date
Friday July 20, 2018